Summit Steel & Manufacturing’s in-house Powder Coating service is the perfect finishing touch to any metal fabrication project.
If you normally rely on traditional paint for the finish on your products and aren’t happy with the results, Summit Steel offers superior powder coating services that can provide a significant upgrade. Powder coating and metal fabrication work together to improve the quality, longevity and appearance of products made of steel, aluminum and other metal materials.
Our powder coating services are completed by experienced professionals who strive to meet expectations regarding quality, service and on-time delivery. We can meet the powder coating and fabrication needs for companies of all types and sizes in industries such as automotive, military and defense, recreational vehicles and agricultural equipment. As an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company that’s been in business since 1992, you can count on Summit Steel for all your powder coating needs.
Since its introduction in the 1960s, powder coating has revolutionized the finishing process for many products and has become a preferred alternative to wet spray painting. Powder coating is a dry process that entails the application of a colored powder. It works via electrostatic spray deposition (ESD) — a spray gun supplies an electrostatic charge that facilitates the bonding of the powder to the surface of the workpiece. The coated product is then transported to a high-temperature curing oven that dries and hardens the powder into a molecularly dense protective outer layer.
Powder coating for metal fabrication can serve two purposes:
Powder coated surfaces offer excellent resistance to chipping, fading, scratching and wearing, while also providing good protection against corrosion. As with wet paint, powder coatings are available in a wide variety of attractive colors and multiple finishes such as satin, gloss, metallic, clear and even glitter. Powder coating is also an extremely cost-effective process — unlike paint, you don’t have to apply several coats or frequently re-paint the product to maintain the quality and appearance of the workpiece.
We have the facilities, equipment and expertise to deliver consistently exceptional powder coating results. Summit Steel & Manufacturing operates a fully automated dual booth powder coating line, providing a high degree of versatility. This process consists of over 1,600 feet of product hanging, loading and unloading space. The dual automated powder application booths are enclosed, minimizing the risk of contamination to products and finishes.
Summit Steel’s five-stage iron phosphate wash system provides a clean product and an additional layer of protection under the powder coating.
We can also customize powder coating for metal fabrication to the size and scope of your project. For smaller runs or larger products, the batch powder coating process offers a cost-effective alternative to a work line. We can efficiently and precisely powder coat large parts, assemblies and structural frames that do not fit through the traditional powder coating line. No fabrication or welding project is too big or small.
One of the most important benefits of the powder coating process is that it reduces the environmental concerns that are present in other types of finishing processes. Powder coatings are free of the harmful solvents that typically exist in wet paints, and they emit fewer volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Thus, powder coating is the perfect solution for any company that is seeking ways to be a good steward of the environment.
Summit Steel & Manufacturing is committed to protecting the environment as well. The facility operates on a closed loop waste collection system. The waste that we do collect is put in a reverse osmosis treatment process where it is cleaned and reused.
Contact Summit Steel & Manufacturing today to learn more about the benefits of our powder coating services and receive a free project estimate.
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